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Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
wù | wu4
English translation
do not
must not, do not; without, never

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Number of strokes

4

Traditional form

Contains the radical

bāo

Part of speech

Adverb / 副词 fù cí Fù cí

Learning hint

A knife  bāo cutting fragments 丿 piě  off

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

bāo 丿丿

Explanation

Depicts a knife ( Dāo ) cutting things apart, based on the original meaning "to cut apart", now written as wěn .
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Example sentences using

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54 qiē 好坏 hǎo huài fēn 一起 yīqǐ pāo .

54 Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

料子 liào zi 可以 kěyǐ , dàn yòng 斗熨, huò 尽量少 tàng .

Materials are all washable and none or minimum iron.

[ yàn ] chèn qíng shài cǎo ;勿失良机 liáng jī .

Make hay while the sun shines.

zài 另行 lìng xíng 通知 tōngzhī qián qiē 出售 chū shòu .

Do not sell on any account until further advice.

qiē Chē shǐ jìn yǒu 不得 bù dé 进入 jìn rù 标示 biāo shì de 街道 jiēdào .

You mustn't drive into a street with a " No Entry'sign.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
do not
宁缺勿滥 nìng quē wù làn same as 寧缺毋濫|宁缺毋滥 nìng quē wú làn [nìng​quē​wú​làn]寧缺勿濫
姑置勿论 gū zhì wù lùn to put something aside for the time being (idiom)姑置勿論

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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Compounds

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      • , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , shì , , ,
    • Tāng
      • , , , ,
    • cōng
      • cōng
        • cōng
        • zǒng , zǒng , cōng , , , , , , cōng
    • yáng
      • tāng
        • dàng , tàng , , dàng , dàng ,
      • yáng
      • yáng
      • , táng , dàng , shāng , táng , , shāng , chǎng , cháng , , , , yáng , , , , chàng , shāng , , yáng , , , , , , cháng , , , , shāng , , , dàng , , , , ,
    • cháng , wěn , cháng , Yáng , chàng , yáng , yáng , , shāng , wěn , , yáng , , fēn , , , , yáng , , béng , dàng , , fiào , shāng , yáng , yáng , táng , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Once upon a time, a Little Boy was living in a village near the woods. One day, a Dragon came out of the cave secluded in the middle of the forest and began to relentlessly follow the Little Boy, always breathing on the back of his neck, burning the young boy at his slightest misstep.

The child received refuge in an old Temple where there were no mirrors allowed, and it was forbidden to speak of life before entering the sanctum. Ancient books, hidden rooms with unimaginable treasures and beauty beyond comprehension, became part of the boy’s new life.

Time went by until, one day, the now old young boy accidentally glimpses his own reflection in a pond. The Dragon smiled back.

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